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11"l x 8"h x 5.5" w, Sculpey Firm and Aves Apoxie Sculpt over a wire/foil armature. Painted with acrylics.

For more information on this monster of Inuit mythology, check out the Wikipedia article: [link]

This guy was a long labor of love, and I'm really pleased with how he turned out. He changed quite a bit from the initial sketch I did in Chavant clay, but I hope for the better.

See my gallery for additional photos of this piece, including a turn-around montage of the finished piece and some work-in-progress shots.

As always, thanks for looking!
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:iconkingdragon01:
kingdragon01 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Wow! That is so cool!
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Shadowulf1 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish somebody could be commissioned to do a digital art rendering of this mythical creature up to his mischief!

I really love mythical creatures, and some just don't get nearly enough credit for how awesome they truly are!

Great work! :)
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:icondawnsentinel:
DawnSentinel Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
How did you make the veins on the arms and legs? I've tried doing that sort of detail work before and I end up smudging the whole thing.
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:iconvamdan:
vamdan Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Oh glob that is so beautiful... the colors are vibrant, the detail with the antlers, hair and everything... GLOB.
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconcrafty-magic:
Crafty-Magic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work!! This is amazing!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm happy that you like it!
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:iconcrafty-magic:
Crafty-Magic Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are very welcome!
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:iconorelinde08:
orelinde08 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
how did you paint this? this is awesome dude!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!

I used a few different techniques to paint the piece; glazes, washes, and drybrushing. Drybrushing was probably the technique I used for most of it, though.

Glad you like it, and thanks again!
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:iconavostear:
Avostear Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How did you do the texture on the back?
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Which texture do you mean? Fur or skin? Painted or sculpted? I'm more than happy to answer your question; just need you to be a little more specific. :)
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Avostear Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The fur texture on the back. I was talking about the sculpt process but I guess I don't know how to paint it either so both. Sorry was on phone.
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
To make the fur texture, I used a home-made tool. [link] shows how I added the texture. I also used a single needle to make the fur texture even finer and more varied.

The paint is a combination of thin layers of paint, washes, and drybrushing.

You might enjoy exploring the folder in my gallery titled "Sculpting Tools, Techniques, WIPs." Be sure to read the artist's comments on the images in that section--some contain links to additional information, including tutorials elsewhere on the web.

I didn't really know much about painting three dimensional pieces when I started... What I have learned is through trial and error. Same with sculpting; the best way to find out what works is by experimenting. At least, that has been what has worked for me. Tutorials can be a big help, but it's also important to find what works for you.
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:iconwaterfuzzy:
waterfuzzy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks amazing! :o It's sculpted very, very nicely, and I almost thought the hands were real! Good job! :D
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm happy you like the sculpt; thanks for such a kind, enthusiastic comment! :)
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:iconfinnguala:
Finnguala Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow :O This is beautiful. I'm really impressed by how realistic his skin looks in photograph in the top right corner.
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you like the skin texture! :D
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:iconiamnotwendy:
iamnotwendy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
The details are amazing! This is really wonderful!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconbrittam:
BrittaM Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
This is one of the coolest things I've seen in a long time. I am impressed to no end by the realism of the skin texture and colour. It looks absolutely lifelike--the skin on the hands especially looks exactly like old and weather beaten aged flesh.
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thanks for such an enthusiastic comment! I'm glad you like the textures and the paint job; both were pretty labor-intensive, but worth it. :)
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:iconbrittam:
BrittaM Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
You're quite welcome. And congratulations on the DD, it was well deserved!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the way it turned out!!Wow!!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, so glad you like it, man!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You bet keep the excellant work coming, it is very inspiring.
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:iconthe-build:
The-Build Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great piece of work, very nice detailing and anatomy.
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconj3concepts:
j3concepts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
This is incredible incredible work.
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconbodegainc:
bodegainc Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
WOW so amazing. You have inspired me to do a sculpt now!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Have fun sculpting! :)
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:iconjerrilee1953:
jerrilee1953 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
So fabulous. Your work just gets better all the time.
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Mom! :)
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:iconeviecats:
Eviecats Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Beautiful sculpture, i am in awe of the amount of details, I think my favorite is all his veins! such intricacy!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like the sculpture, and really happy that you like all the little details, too! :)
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:iconeviecats:
Eviecats Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Indeed, it's very inspiring keep up the wonderful works!
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:icon369dreamergirl:
369dreamergirl Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Writer
Wow. This is amazing!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmetalsnail:
MetalSnail Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, awesome sculpt and brilliant paint job!!!
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you dig it!
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:icon00pinky00:
00pinky00 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
That is ... amazing.
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Glad you think so. :)
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:iconpabs23:
Pabs23 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
This is insanely beautiful!!, as Randy stated the coloring is perfect, all around beautiful piece of art
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you for thinking so. :D I'm really glad you like the paint job; I agonized over it, so it makes me happy to see that folks like the way it turned out. :)
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RandyHand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Beautiful color Rachel.
It brought everything together on this piece.
Very seldom do I like a sculpture better when it's colored (I like simple grey or tan) but what you did to this was perfect.
The transitions are amazing.
Excellent work as always my friend!
Take care,
Randy
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:iconrgyoung:
rgyoung Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Randy! That's a huge compliment! I had fun with the paint job once I figured out what I wanted to do, but it was definitely something I agonized over; I was really worried that I'd lose the texture I put into the surface, so I had to be really careful and just do lots of thin layers and washes. Glad you like the end result; your comment has definitely made my day! :D
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:iconrandyhand:
RandyHand Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
You bet Rachel!
I could imagine how nerve racking it would be on that piece especially.
When you put so much work in to a piece and it comes down to the final color
it can be stressful indeed.
Seems like sometimes we can make or break a piece when it's colored.
Keep kicking butt my friend!
All my best,
Take care
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badkittyamy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Agreed on all points here the colour only lends to the minute detail instead of taking away from it like it can at times.
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:iconrandyhand:
RandyHand Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
:highfive:
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